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AI and patient safety; protection from the sun; fraudulent medical testing – Morning Medical Update

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Studying AI

By now you may have tried using an online artificial intelligence (AI) program. You probably have heard stories about “hallucinations,” when AI makes up information that seems plausible but is wrong. How will artificial intelligence breakthroughs affect patient safety? The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has grant money to find out.

Me scream, you scream, we all scream for sunscreen

As spring turns nice and summer approaches, spending time outdoors can be great for one’s physical and mental health. It’s great for children too, but they need extra care to avoid sunburn resulting from too much of a good thing. Check out this sunscreen primer for youths (and adults may learn something too.)

‘In My DNA’

A Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison, to repay more than $97 million, and to forfeit $30 million in a massive health care fraud scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice said Daniel Hurt, 59, defrauded the Tricare military and CHAMPVA Veterans Affairs health systems, and created a bogus billing scheme for cancer genomic testing. The fraudulent payments covered approximately $3 million “toward the purchase of a luxury watercraft in Florida called” … see above.

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